Quepos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.5

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Quepos Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica)


Quepos Spot ID:

Type: river

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.5 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 04:59 Local time

Sunday 19
3AM 6AM 9AM 12PM
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 10
SSW 15
Wind State glass cross-

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Quepos in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed river break that has unreliable waves Offshore winds are from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The river breaks offer left-handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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Tide Times:

For Manuel Antonio, 8 km from Quepos.

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Live Weather:

At San Jose, 55 km from Quepos.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Quepos

Overall Quepos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of Quepos

William Kyle from UNITED STATES writes:

Hi again.......There are no rip tides at Quepos surf break....none.... The rip tides are at Manuel Antonio beach, about 3 miles away............... The break is next to the jetty ..........there are no rights,...........but that does not matter ....because, when there is a swell..... the wave holds up for over 100 yards.......LEFT ONLY breaking away from the jetty. The whole bottom is sandy, around the break and beyond. No sharks around here. I do boogy boarding, and have the spot to myself lot of the time. After the peak breaks......and the left is forming........you get your ride, another inside wave forms that is good for long boards. water is warm, 84 no need for wetsuit here. Mostly school kids in water once in a while, on boogy boards....ps...don't tell anybody....they are better than me. Bill.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Quepos:

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Closest break Manuel Antonio 5 mi
Second closest break Playita 5 mi
Third closest break Damas Rivermouth 9 mi
Fourth closest break Playa El Rey 17 mi
Fifth closest break Esterillos Oeste 20 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Quepos:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 539 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 718 mi
Third closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 1084 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 1140 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Mid Gulf Buoy 1186 mi

Tide stations nearest to Quepos:

Closest tide station Chacarita 53 mi
Second closest tide station Punta Arenas 55 mi
Third closest tide station Limon 89 mi
Fourth closest tide station Golfito 91 mi
Fifth closest tide station San Juan del Norte (Greytown) 107 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Quepos:

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 1362 mi
Second closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 1734 mi
Third closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 1767 mi
Fourth closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 1769 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 1776 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Quepos:

Closest city location San Rafael Abajo (Costa Rica) 27 mi
Second closest city location Aserri (Costa Rica) 29 mi
Third closest city location San Miguel (Costa Rica) 31 mi
Fourth closest city location Curridabat (Costa Rica) 34 mi
Fifth closest city location Cartago (Costa Rica) 35 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Quepos is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Quepos is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica is 142 km (88 miles) away.
  • Golfito Airport (GLF), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Quepos and is 144 km (89 miles) away.
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